Amazon Kindle books now outsells all printed sales

Kindle books outselling hardbacks in the UK 2:1

Amazon has today announced that it sells more Kindle eBooks that combined sales of both hardback and paperback printed offerings via Amazon.com.

With 2011 Kindle book sales already tripling sales from the same period last year, Amazon has revealed that since April 1st this year Amazon.com has sold 105 Kindle books for everyone 100 printed books it has shifted.

Not limited to the US, less than one year after the UK Kindle Store launched, Amazon.co.uk is reported to now be selling more Kindle books than it does printed hardcover releases. The online retailer proudly proclaimed Kindle books now outsell hardback titles at a ratio of 2:1.

"Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books. We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly - we've been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years," announced Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com.

He added: “We're grateful to our customers for continuing to make Kindle the bestselling e-reader in the world and the Kindle Store the most popular e-bookstore in the world."

Are you one of the many Kindle adopters, do you now buy more eBooks than printed editions? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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